The clay-court stretch is officially in high gear. Doubles Take looks at the action on the ATP and WTA tours.
It’s funny how things can work out sometimes: One minute, you’re signing up for a tournament together, having never played with each other, and before you know it, you’re winning the whole thing.
That’s the scenario Andreja Klepac and Magda Linette found themselves in at the Charleston Open. They barely pulled off a win in their opener, but then settled into a bit of a groove as they took their next two matches in straights to set up a final against Lucie Hradecka and Sania Mirza, two of the best doubles players of their generation. After splitting the first two sets, the title was decided in a match tiebreak, which Klepac and Linette won, 10-7.
Linette spent a lot of time on the court in Charleston: The Pole played four singles matches, with three of them going the distance, along with the four on the doubles side. This was her first doubles title, while Klepac celebrated her 11th.